Guidance on building a local sense of belonging is not really a book, more a 32 page A4 booklet published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.  The booklet continues the drive to create a sense of identity and belonging both within our nation and within local communities.

It makes suggestion on how local councils, voluntary groups and other key organisations can encourage a sense of community to be developed.  As someone who sits on a Local Strategic Partnership it’s helpful to see some of the stories from around the country that can inspire us as we meet month by month looking at how we can develop community and activities for 0-18 year olds in Tonbridge.

If you have a vision for your community, if you have opportunity to partner with others, but aren’t sure what to do, get hold of this booklet and start dreaming.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “School is ‘the last moral force’”

  1. What morals do students learn from school administrators more interested in personal political advancement than sound educational policies and practices designed to positively influence students?

    What morals are taught by administrators who change grades given students by teachers in order to indicate a higher percentage of passing students at the school entrusted to their supervision?

    What morals are taught by administrators who are more intent on covering up inappropriate student behavior incidents than taking effective corrective action?

    Do you suppose inappropriate school administration is the primary cause behind the tremendous rate of teacher turnover in public schools in America?

    Perhaps a change in perspective in which public education is viewed as a privilege would significantly improve the quality of education students receive. Certainly students in Iraq and African nations, long denied educational opportunity, strive more diligently than American students to take advantage of available educational opportunities. Active student participation in the learning process is a most critical factor in gaining a sound education designed to facilitate success in later adult life. The onus for such active participation must properly be on the student, rather than the teacher.

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